Fat and Sick Americans
There is so much information available today about diets and nutrition. If the information was valid, we would not be in such poor health. he number of fad-diet promoters, headlines and weak research studies never seem to end. It has become too confusing. How can the average person evaluate what they see on TV, hear in public or on the internet? The truth is that two of every three American adults are either overweight or obese. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) told us that more than one in three children and adolescents were either overweight or obese.
Sadly, we know that obesity is directly linked to diabetes. One-third of those with diabetes do not know they have it. Why does this happen when we spend more per person on health care than any other country in the developed world? It is time we became personally responsible for learning the truth. We must do what is necessary to change this trend! Improve your nutrition and improve your health. Then, educate those around us.
“The China Study” is the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted. The authors, T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, M.D., state that “The diet that helps to reduce weight in the short run needs to be the same diet that creates and maintains health in the long run.” By changing to a high nutrition plant-based way of eating, you can actually lose weight while eating more. Yes, you read that correctly. Calorie restriction does not result in long-term weight loss except in rare cases. This has been proven time and again in unbiased scientific studies. How many times have you or someone you know gone on a “diet”, lost weight, and then gained the weight back and added more weight? This is the norm, not the exception.
Infants and Children
Let’s start by examining what more and more knowledgeable pediatricians are telling new parents. Do not give cow’s milk to infants and young children! There is significant and well-documented evidence that cow’s milk protein can initiate Type I diabetes. See the many references to peer reviewed research studies in the book “The China Study”, Chapter 9. Another doctor, published an interesting letter to his patients that was published on the internet. Dr. Kradjian’s letter to his patients and encourages others to forward it as well: http://www.notmilk.com/kradjian.html. If that was not enough to make you re-think what is being poured down our throats by the Dairy Industry, here is another enlightening article “The Truth About Milk” which you can read here at http://www.rense.com/general26/truth.htm
Nutrition & Heart Disease
There is a wave of change coming. More people today are asking how to change their own and their family’s health for the better. The place to start is by changing what goes in our mouths. Although more physicians are learning about nutrition’s role in preventing disease, the majority in the medical community are motivated by profit and educated to treat symptoms rather than promoting healthy nutrition. There is no money in health but there is in disease. One could say that which gets rewarded, gets promoted.
Do you really think that heart surgeons would recommend a whole-foods plant-based diet to a patient rather than perform a $150,000 open heart surgery? Not surprisingly, when heart surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic discover they have heart disease, they consult Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Author of “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” who is a major proponent of a plant-based diet. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is an internationally known heart surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic who became discouraged with treating disease instead of preventing it. His story and book is well worth reading.
The trend toward a plant-based diet for health and optimum nutrition is growing internationally. A comprehensive report, done through the joint efforts of the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, concluded:
“Households should select predominantly plant-based diets rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits, pulses or legumes, and minimally processed starchy staple foods. The evidence that such diets will prevent or delay a significant proportion of non-communicable chronic diseases is consistent. A predominantly plant-based diet has a low energy density, and may protect against obesity.”
Help is Here!
Plant-Based Lifestyle.com is here to assist you with your journey to health whether you want to “flip a switch” and change to plant-based nutrition and a healthy vegan diet or gradually make the transition to a healthier lifestyle. We offer programs and services that will repay themselves many times over. Live a happy, healthy and active life starting now.
How you will benefit by changing to a nutrition dense, whole foods plant-based (WFPB) way of eating:
- A faster and healthier way to an ideal BMI or permanent weight reduction
- Reduce or eliminate your risk for chronic disease
(cancer, heart disease, and type-II diabetes)
- Reduce or eliminate your need for most prescription medications
- Improve gastro-intestinal health and function
(Indigestion, acid reflux & constipation)